Andrew Mercer
Psychologist
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Texas

Andrew Mercer

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Texas
Psychologist
SPECIALTIES
Autism +
STYLE
Straight-forward
Encouraging
Flexible
Expressive
INSURANCE
Intro

Hi there! My name is Andrew and I'm a licensed psychologist in Texas. I've been working in the mental health field since 2009 and most recently completed my PhD. I enjoy working with folx to uncover and celebrate who they are underneath the masks that so many of us wear, especially with autistic adults.

What motivated you to specialize in working with autistic adults?

Several family members and close friends are neurodivergent and I have been there as they have navigated unfriendly social spaces and systems trying to access qualified and compassionate health care. I'm excited to be working with Prosper Health to make high quality, neurodivergent-friendly care easy to find!

How do you bring a strengths-based, affirming approach to your client work?

I've experienced several "un-maskings" throughout the course of my adult life-- leaving a harmful religious tradition, coming out, learning to value my own neurodivergent traits. Each of these experiences has helped me feel empowered and comfortable with people who think differently. In my work with autistic adults, I love using our shared wisdom to identify strengths, embrace authenticity, and live bold satisfying lives.

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EDUCATION
PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston; Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Chicago; Bachelors in Business Management from Hope College
HOBBIES
Running, hiking, and generally being active, spending time with family and friends, reading, and spending time outdoors.